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#30×30, 2022, Day05: This Mountain Does Not Exist

June 6, 2022
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  1. Estelle DeRidder permalink
    June 6, 2022 12:03 PM

    Ha ha ha – – You wanna bet? “This Mountain does not exist” . . . Check out Arizona and Utah ! I like the style whether it exists or not. Regards

    • June 6, 2022 12:04 PM

      Hah! Yes I bet you can find this place somewhere :) also – great to hear from you! Hope you’re doing super well!

  2. susie baker permalink
    June 6, 2022 4:55 PM

    My question is do you get the image you’ve got in your mind with the computer generated art or is it a surprise and it’s close enough to what you imagined? or something completely different, but it’s good?

    • June 7, 2022 11:45 AM

      Great question! Firstly, this software is only a PHD thesis project, so it’s far from complete. That said, it’s quite impressive how far you can go with it. You make your ‘cartoon’ and click through the lighting and ‘texture’ options – your cartoon is instantly transformed into what you asked for. Mountains, fields or trees. Then you are free to change the design of the landscape as much as you want. Each time seeing how the change is ‘made real’. What you cannot do is choose the exact angle of the sun, or add elements like people. You CAN change the season to winter, or the time of day or weather! which is pretty cool. So – in short – it’s very much under your control, given that you accept the certain details like, texture of individual rocks, or exact patterns of grass and clouds, are going to be ‘filled in’. However – this is a lot like pouring a wash! You don’t really get control of every bloom and drip do you? You control the angle of the paper, the wetness, the paint consistency – but then there is randomization from the water, the paper fibers and the pigment weight. – – Very good question!

      • susie baker permalink
        June 8, 2022 7:34 PM

        Thanks for explaining this app a bit more, Marc. I’m not sure that it would do it for me as to being a piece of art that I created, but I haven’t tried it yet, so I can’t say anything. I do love color mixing with water and each other in front of my eyes and watching it dry.

  3. Shelley permalink
    June 10, 2022 10:12 PM

    Personally I make art for the experience of it, the pleasure is all mine. Great when I make something that others can see things in too, but that is internal to them.
    For the AI landscapes, I enjoy that you invent the world and then re-interpret it through the watercolour. I love that watercolour plays along and helps out where it can, but I also know that it is no small skill to master that to your advantage like you do! For me, your watercolour interpretations of the invented landscapes have a more expressive quality that I can interpret for my own enjoyment, rather than having the computer spell out every detail for me – as you say in your classes, I (as the viewer) get to participate in the invention too.


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